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A brief selection of some of Biblio's most interesting books of poems, ranging from ancient balads into modern and contempoary works. From the sacred to the profane.



THE PROPHET BY KAHLIL GIBRAN, RARE VINTAGE Edition, 1st Ediition, 5th PRINTING, MAY 1925, 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American artist, by KAHLIL GIBRAN, B/W Frontispiece, Illustrated by 12 B/W Glossy Plates Including Frontispiece reproduced from original drawings by Gibran (Lebanese-born mystic poet, 1883-1931,

New York: Knopf,, 1925. FORMER OWNER BOOKPLATE Blank endpapers Light FoX ,INNER HINGES Starting slightly, HB NODustjacket, VG/GOOD Condition, AS-IS, NOJACKET, 1st Ediition, MAY 1925, Fifth printing STATED of the American edition, DATES MATCH ON TITLE & ...

From BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS

$850.00


WITHER’S EMBLEMS BOUND BY RIVIERE: A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. by Wither, George (1588-1667)

London: Printed by A[ugustine]. M[athewes]. for Henry Taunton, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard, 1635. 1st Edition . Full leather. Near Fine. Passe, Crispijn van de (c.1565-1637); Marshall, William (active 1617-1650). First...

From Lyppard Books

£4,950.00


Leaves of Grass by WHITMAN, Walt

New York, 1855. FIRST EDITION, First issue. Half morocco on marbled boards with original front cover bound inside (at the back). First edition, first issue binding (BAL's and Myerson's Binding A), first state of the frontispiece portrait (on heav...

From B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts

$140,000.00


THE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS ; ILLUSTRATED BY AN EXTENSIVE SERIES OF PORTRAITS AND AUTHENTIC VIEWS, WITH A COMPLETE LIFE OF THE POET AN ESSAY ON THE GENIUS AND CHARACTER BY PROFESSOR WILSON. 4 VOLUMES by Robert Burns

Blackie & Son, 1877. Hardcover. Very Good. Blackie & Son, 1877. Very Good. Four volume set, commemoration edition, 1887, Wonderfully illustrated with 82 illustrations, bound in green cloth, embossed and gilt decorated, edges gilt. Minimal she...

From 3 R's Books and Antiques

$325.00


Poèmes Militants by Ahmed Sékou Touré, Ahmed Sekou Toure

Rare. Hardcover. Black boards stamped in gold. 81 pages. Includes nine poems written after the 1964 edition was published. No publisher or city listed, but the front cover shows the elephant symbol of the Parti Démocratique de Guinée which published the...

From Books of the World

$495.00


Collected Poems of Robert Frost by Frost, Robert

New York: Henry Holt, 1930. Third Printing stated copyright page. Near Fine, faint rubbing to cloth rear panel, top edge light soiling, no jacket. A quite handsome copy. . Third Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾&...

From Dale Steffey Books

$125.00


Poems by John Greenleaf Whittier

Although John Greenleaf Whittier's reputation as a poet declined drastically in the twentieth century, his career is of continuing interest as an example of the writer functioning as a deeply committed reform activist. In the thirty-year struggle to aboli...

From Community Collectibles

$112.00


Aurora Leigh by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

London: Chapman and Hall, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good. [6], 403 p.; 20 cm. Contemporary half black calf with blue cloth over boards. Six spine compartments between raised bands with gilt-tooled title in second compartment, author in fourth and date at ...

From Classic Books and Ephemera

$191.00


A THOUSAND AND ONE GEMS OF ENGLISH POETRY by CHARLES MACKAY, L.L.D

LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, 1867 VERY NICE LEATHER COVER WITH SOME WEAR. ART ON FRONT COVER PAINTED OF FLOWERS. THE AUTHOR WROTE THE INTRODUCTION AND STATED HIS GOAL WAS TO COMPILE A VOLUME OF ONE GREAT PANORAMIC VIEWOF ENGLISH POETRY MASTERPIECES....

From Antique Books Den

$102.50


Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Philadelphia: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1860-1861 First printing Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-1861. Third edition. 12mo. Original orange cloth, stamped...

From mclinhavenbooks

$5,250.00


Soliloquies: and Other Poems by Charles Austin Collins

Soliloquies: and Other Poems. 63 pages, excluding cover and contents pages. First and only edition. Signed on the front page by the Author. Contains 59 Poems and Soliloquies.This very rare book is the first to have ever been printed and published in Rhode...

From Sabi Star Books

£10,000.00


The Enchanted ,. This volume of poetry was written by the Woolworth Heiress shortly before her twenty-second birthday. One of the poems was read by Cliff Robertson at her funeral by BARBARA HUTTON, AKA MDIVANI, Barbara (née Hutton) SIGNED BARBARA & INSCRIBED FROM VENICE 1934, FORMER OWNER STAMP Back Blank Endpaper, She was married to the playboy, Alexis Mdivani,

LONDON PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1934. Hardback NODJ, 1934,, 1ST LIMITED EDITION 200 COPIES, Small Thin PURPLE BURGUNDY CLOTH WITH GOLD CREST MONGRAM ON FRONT , Here is a near fine copy of The Enchanted by MDIVANI, Barbara (née Hutton).. . NEAR FINE in b...

From BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS

$2,100.00


RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA by OMAR KHAYYAM, TRANSLATED BY EDWARD FITZGERALD

Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1886 VERY NICE LOOKING BROWN COVER, GOLD PRINT FRONT AND SPINE, DARK BROWN DESIGN, UPPER EDGE OF SPINE WORN, SPINE SLIGHTLY FADED. FORMER OWNERS NAME LABEL FRONT, NO OTHER MARKINGS. TIGHT AND CLEAN, FIRST BLANK P...

From Antique Books Den

$105.50


The Waste Land by Eliot, T. S. [Thomas Stearns]

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922 First printing, first edition, first issue, limited to approximately 500 copies, this being number 372, penned (perhaps the publisher's copy) on the colophon page, original flexible black cloth, lettered in gilt on f...

From Idler Fine Books

$4,350.00


The King's Breakfast by A. A. Milne

**Signed by A. A. Milne, E. H. Shepard and H. Fraser-Simson**Published by Methuen, London; 1925. This extremely rare copy of the King's Breakfast by the ever-popular author of Winnie the Pooh is in Very Good condition, smartly bound in original boards, wi...

From Everlasting Editions

£1,550.00


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